Bill Would Help First Responders Suffering From PTSD

This bill would help officers and First Responders who suffer legitimate PTSD to get help, support, medical assistance and extensive trauma psychotherapy and treatment that is currently not provided by agencies. Currently, PTSD is not recognized under workers compensation. Please support this bill.

DENVER (CBS4)– There’s an effort at the state capitol to help first responders who suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Right now, many of them are denied workers compensation because of PTSD.

Source: http://denver.cbslocal.com/2016/04/08/bill...

Breaking the Silence: Suicide Prevention in Law Enforcement

Suicide prevention starts with bringing more awareness to the issue and beginning to break down the barriers of shame and trust that exist between the officer and his/her department. This is a great video!

The Carson J Spencer Foundation, in partnership with the International Association of Chiefs of Police, National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, and the American Association of Suicidology, launched a video resource entitled Breaking the Silence: Suicide Prevention in Law Enforcement, making a clear call to action to Police Chiefs around the world to make suicide prevention a health and safety priority. The video was produced by the Carson J Spencer Foundation, a Denver-based nonprofit leading innovation in suicide prevention, and was supported financially by the Kenosha Police Department. Additional support was provided by the Denver Police Department and police psychologists from Nicoletti-Flater Associates. The video features real police officers, many from Kenosha and Denver police departments, who describe their struggles in coping with challenges of law enforcement and their own experiences with suicide.

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-mDvJIU9R...

Lima police sergeant remembered day after he ended his life

More police officer die of suicide than anything else. It takes our finest and we don't talk about it as an LE community. Another loss. RIP

LIMA — Police officials were in a state of shock Tuesday as news spread about the death of a popular sergeant who took his own life.

Sgt. David Gillispie was remembered Tuesday as an officer who always dedicated himself to helping the community and working hard for the Lima Police Department, where he had worked for nearly 20 years.

“We are devastated by this very tragic loss,” Lima Police Chief Kevin Martin said. “Sgt. Gillispie was a very valuable member of this department. He will be greatly missed.”

Source: http://limaohio.com/news/172468/auglaize-s...